Pizza My Heart Towel: Free Intarsia Crochet Pattern

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Pizza My Heart Towel: Free Intarsia Crochet Pattern

You have a pizza my heart! I love pizza, and combine it with crochet makes it even better! If you love pizza too, then you are going to love my latest free crochet pattern: the Pizza My Heart crochet towel. This free crochet towel pattern uses intarsia crochet and bobble stitches to create an adorable pepperoni pizza. Plus, with some embroidery on crochet, you get an adorable towel that features one of my favorite puns.

For the free pattern, you can scroll down till you get to it, grab it in my shops on Etsy and Ravelry, or find out more about the pattern below!

Inspiration

I am a huge fan of pizza! Don’t believe me? Well, if I had to pick one food, and one food only, that I could have for the rest of my life it would have to be pizza. There’s just something so delicious about the combination of cheese and bread that makes my heart sing. I love how you can put any food on top of it, and it will taste amazing! So, since my love of pizza runs so deeply, I had to design a pattern featuring it! Combining pizza, colorwork, and one of my favorite puns, the Pizza My Heart Towel was born. Isn’t it so cute?? I’m so excited to share this pattern with you!

Want to save this pattern for later? Save it to your favorite Pinterest board! (Save it from mine here!)

Construction

This crochet towel pattern was designed with simplicity and ease in mind. It is made in one piece as a rectangle, has minimal colorwork, and beginner level embroidery added on. I’ve created a video tutorial that walks you through everything from how to change colors in crochet, how to do intarsia crochet, how to read charts, and how to embroider words on crochet. You can find it on my Youtube channel at: Pizza My Heart Towel Tutorial.

Want to make this pattern even easier? I’ve created charts that help make the colorwork for this pattern nice and easy in the PDF version of the pattern. There is one for just the pizza, and then another that shows the whole towel with where to do all of the embroidery work. You can get these charts in the discounted PDF version of the pattern in my Etsy and Ravelry stores.

New to Tapestry Crochet or Crochet Crochet Color Work?

When I was first learning how to do crochet color work, I often felt so lost having to learn how to do color changes and reading crochet graphs. It can seem so intimidating to learn a new crochet skill! If you’re new to tapestry crochet or color work, then I’ve got just the resource for you.

Here on my blog, I’ve got a two free crochet tutorial for how to do tapestry crochet and intarsia crochet, which are the two most common crochet color work techniques. They’ll walk you through what each technique is, how to read crochet graphs, how to change colors in crochet, and a bunch of other tips I have for color work! You can find them here on my blog at:

The Beginner’s Guide to Tapestry Crochet: (This technique is used when you would like to carry your yarn, and the color work is close together.)

The Beginner’s Guide to Intarsia Crochet: (This technique is used when you don’t want to carry your yarn, and instead would like to use yarn bobbins. I used this for this pattern.)

I’ve also created a step by step tutorial for how to crochet this towel pattern! You can find it on my Youtube channel at:

Pizza My Heart Crochet Towel Pattern Tutorial

The Yarn

To make this crochet towel pattern, I used one of my favorite cotton yarns: We Crochet Dishie! This yarn is a 100% cotton worsted weight yarn, that is perfect for kitchen items. It has a softness that makes it nicer than the usual discount cotton yarns, durability for lots of kitchen use, and is super affordable! It comes in amazing colors, so you have endless choices on color combos for this pattern. If you’d like to get some Dishie yarn of your own, you can find it on We Crochet’s website at: Dishie Yarn. 

Gauge: 15 hdc x 11 rows

Hook: 4.5mm

Yarn: We Crochet Dishie (Weight 4, Worsted Weight, 100% cotton) or other worsted weight cotton yarn in three colors:

  • Creme Brûlée (MC)
  • Fiesta Red (CC1)
  • Coffee (CC2)

Approximate Yarn Yardage:

  • MC: 120 yards
  • CC1: 60 yards
  • CC2: 20 yards

Abbreviations:

  • ch = chain 
  • st(s) = stitch(es) 
  • hdc = half double crochet 
  • bobble = bobble stitch (*yarn over, insert hook into stitch, yarn over, pull through two loops,* repeat till you have five loops on your hook, then yarn over and pull yarn through all five) If you’ve never done a bobble stitch, check out my tutorial at: Bobble Stitch Crochet tutorial
  • MC = Main Color 
  • CC1 = Contrast Color 1 
  • CC2 = Contrast Color 2

Pattern Notes:

  • Want a printable PDF version of this pattern? Grab the discounted PDF in my Etsy and Ravelry stores!
  • Pattern uses US crochet terminology.
  • Pattern is worked from the bottom up.
  • This pattern uses the intarsia crochet technique. You can find a video tutorial for that on my Youtube channel at:
  • Pattern is worked back and forth in rows.
  • After the towel is finished, the words on the towel are embroidered onto it.
  • Want a chart to help make this towel easier? Get two different charts in the discounted PDF available in my Etsy and Ravelry stores!

Pizza My Heart Towel Video Tutorial:

Pizza My Heart Towel Pattern:

Towel:

Starting with CC1, ch 58

Row 1: (CC1) starting in 3rd ch from hook, hdc 56 [56 sts]

Row 2-8: (CC1) hdc 56 [56 sts]

Fasten off CC1, and join MC on the last yarn over of the last st of row 8.

Row 9-18: (MC) hdc 56 [56 sts]

Row 19: (MC) hdc 12, (CC2) hdc 3, (MC) hdc 41 [56 sts]

Row 20: (MC) hdc 40, (CC2) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 1, (CC2) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 11 [56 sts]

Row 21: (MC) hdc 10, (CC2) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 3, (CC2) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 39 [56 sts]

Row 22: (MC) hdc 38, (CC2) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 1, (CC1) Bobble, (MC) hdc 1, (CC1) Bobble, (MC) hdc 1, (CC2) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 9 [56 sts]

Row 23: (MC) hdc 8, (CC2) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 7, (CC2) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 37 [56 sts]

Row 24: (MC) hdc 36, (CC2) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 1, (CC1) Bobble, (MC) hdc 1, (CC1) Bobble, (MC) hdc 1, (CC1) Bobble, (MC) hdc 1, (CC1) Bobble, (MC) hdc 1, (CC2) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 7 [56 sts]

Row 25: (MC) hdc 6, (CC2) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 11, (CC2) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 35 [56 sts]

Row 26: (MC) hdc 35, (CC2) hdc 1, (MC) hdc 1, (CC1) Bobble, (MC) hdc 1, (CC1) Bobble, (MC) hdc 1, (CC1) Bobble, (MC) hdc 1, (CC1) Bobble, (MC) hdc 1, (CC1) Bobble, (MC) hdc 1, (CC1) Bobble, (MC) hdc 1, (CC2) hdc 1, (MC) hdc 6 [56 sts]

Row 27: (MC) hdc 6, (CC2) hdc 1, (MC) hdc 13, (CC2) hdc 1, (MC) hdc 35 [56 sts]

Row 28: (MC) hdc 35, (CC2) hdc 1, (MC) hdc 1, (CC1) Bobble, (MC) hdc 1, (CC1) Bobble, (MC) hdc 1, (CC1) Bobble, (MC) hdc 1, (CC1) Bobble, (MC) hdc 1, (CC1) Bobble, (MC) hdc 1, (CC1) Bobble, (MC) hdc 1, (CC2) hdc 1, (MC) hdc 6 [56 sts]

Row 29: (MC) hdc 6, (CC2) hdc 1, (MC) hdc 13, (CC2) hdc 1, (MC) hdc 35 [56 sts]

Row 30: (MC) hdc 35, (CC2) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 1, (CC1) Bobble, (MC) hdc 1, (CC1) Bobble, (CC2) hdc 3, (CC1) Bobble, (MC) hdc 1, (CC1) Bobble, (MC) hdc 1, (CC2) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 6 [56 sts]

Row 31: (MC) hdc 7, (CC2) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 2, (CC2) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 1, (CC2) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 2, (CC2) hdc 2, (MC) hdc 36 [56 sts]

Row 32: (MC) hdc 37, (CC2) hdc 4, (MC) hdc 3, (CC2) hdc 4, (MC) hdc 8 [56 sts]

Fasten off all colors, except for the MC. Continue using the MC.

Row 33-44: (MC) hdc 56 [56 sts]

Fasten off and weave in ends.

 

Embroidered Words:

After the towel is finished, you will embroider the words onto it. Refer to the photo of the towel, or the second chart (available within the PDF version) for the exact placement for those words with each square counting as one stitch.

Take a tapestry needle, and thread with CC2. Then embroider the words using the back stitch onto the towel.

 

I hope that you love your new Pizza My Heart Towel! If you make a Pizza My Heart Towel of your own, be sure to tag me on social media, @eclairemakery and use #eclairemakery so that I can share your projects. I can’t wait to see what you make!

Happy stitching,

Claire

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